This beauty is right outside my front door… I am ready for spring to arrive. Don’t be deceived by the rose though, it was 26 degrees here yesterday morning. I don’t make annual resolutions, but my spring “project” is to work outside more. My green thumb attempt began last spring after almost a decade of NYC apartment living.
I love the look of an outdoor trellis. Either on the side of the house
or in the garden
Martha Stewart suggests putting up a foldaway trellis if you need to be able to get behind it to clean or paint your house.
I love this garden as it is organized and thoughtful, yet not fussy. What a great old renovated barn behind it.
I love the color of it and the windows! If I had a garden like this to work with I might spend all day out there and let my little boys just run around.
If you have a walk through that has flower beds on the sides hanging baskets are a way to incorporate more flowers.
Wave Petunias, Trailing Scandent Begonias and Cardinal Flowers all work well.
If you need some help with creating hanging baskets click here- Hanging Baskets.
Phlox is going in the back of my front garden this year. They are a good filler as they tolerate direct sunlight well and they last for a long time.
For the girly gardener chanelling her inner Elle Woods these are available on Amazon.
Photo credits: Laura Casey, Diane Aube Photography, Martha Stewart, House Beautiful, Google Images